Selena Gomez said she wanted to throw "a huge party" for her [article id="1710982"]21st birthday[/article]. And that's exactly what she did in the early hours of Monday (July 22), the day of her actual birthday, when she dropped a celebratory clip for her Stars Dance cut "Birthday."
The gritty clip follows Selena and her pals as they party in a graffiti-filled warehouse, mirroring the lyrics of the up-tempo jam where she sings, "Blow your dreams away with me."
The video is the second official release off Stars Dance, following up "Come & Get It." Whereas the "Come & Get It" clip was a production that included several costume changes and choreographed dance routines, this video's more laid-back vibe seems to capture Gomez on a typical night with her friends.
On Saturday, two days before her own big day, Gomez and friends like Lily Collins gathered at the Roosevelt Hotel for a 20s-themed fete in honor of another birthday girl, Julianne Hough, according to a report. Gomez not only wore a flapper-inspired LBD, she accessorized it with some devil horns. She did celebrate her birthday in the early hours of Monday morning — with tacos! She wrote, "My cake was... Jack n the box tacos... Yes." #turnupNOW indeed!
Gomez will keep the party going this week when she drops her new album, [article id="1710587"]Stars Dance,[/article] on Tuesday. And, she's made it clear to MTV News earlier this summer what her primary goal is.
"To be honest, most of the record actually speeds up once I release [the first single] 'Come & Get It'," she said. "The rest of the record, I've never taken this long to work on a record before. ... It was really fun for me to have more of a creative control and more of a say. I want it to be a mixture of everything I'm obsessed with. I love to dance and I love to make people dance."